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  • GTO expands parts supply

    News GTO expands parts supply Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at 10:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Lamborghini and Maserati added to GTO parts offer Ferrari parts specialist GTO Parts has added Lamborghini and Maserati to its inventory. Both classic and modern cars from the two Italian manufacturers are now available to order from the firm’s UK, US, and Italian bases. Mark Lyon, Managing Director of GTO Engineering and GTO Parts, said: ‘The combination of our cumulative know-how and expertise as classic and modern Ferrari specialists, with our black book of Italian automotive suppliers and distributors, made it a natural next step for us to branch out and offer components for Lamborghini and Maserati.’ The models that GTO Parts will cater to with this new selection ranges from the 350 GT to the Huracán for Lamborghini, and for Maserati, the 3500 to the Levante. Original and manufactured components for these cars will include exhaust systems, brakes, clutch and transmission systems, body panels, suspension parts, engine gasket sets, as well as additional parts that are available upon request.

  • Tom Hardman expands premises

    News Tom Hardman expands premises Friday, 30 September 2022 at 15:45:00 UTC By CCB staff Expansion adds new storage facility Tom Hardman Limited is marking its 12th year in business with the addition of a 4000sq ft unit. The new building takes the company’s total premises to 7500sq ft and the new facility will be used for secure car and motorcycle storage. Customers can store vehicles at Tom Hardman Ltd from prices starting at £25 plus VAT per week.

  • Tex revived

    News Tex revived Friday, 1 October 2021 at 12:30:00 UTC By Alisdair Suttie British Motor Heritage (BMH) has revived the iconic Tex brand, famous for its wipers and mirrors. Using the same tooling that was used originally, Tex is now offering the same accessories, but made to modern standards. BMH is also offering a range of other car care and maintenance items through the Tex brand, and the company has also revised its own site to make it easier to search for parts for British classic car spare. The new website also now has more than 1 million engineering drawings that were saved when Rover Group was sold in 2000.

  • Autoglym launches LifeShine

    News Autoglym launches LifeShine Thursday, 2 March 2023 at 10:15:00 UTC By Al Suttie New ceramic paint protection from LifeShine Autoglym has launched its new LifeShine ceramic paint protection that uses the firm’s CeraFuse technology. CeraFuse uses a process to fuse reactive silicone polymers together to give a hard-wearing barrier for paintwork. LifeShine can be used on exterior and interior paint, and glass. It also comes with technical and marketing support to assist retailers. Autoglym has also revealed a new brand identity to coincide with the launch of LifeShine.

  • MG and Triumph Spares Day 2022

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  • Milltek Sport broadens Classic exhaust range

    News Milltek Sport broadens Classic exhaust range Wednesday, 16 November 2022 at 15:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie More cars added to Milltek Classic range due to demand Milltek Sport has added more cars to its Classic exhaust range as demand from owners increases for original style systems. The company reports a growing demand from owners of modern classics for exhausts that look like the original fitment. Milltek’s exhausts provide this while offering improvements in sound and performance. Cars such as the Audi RS4 B5, Audi TT Mk1, Honda Civic Type R EP3, and Mitsubishi Evo 7 and 8 models are now included in Milltek’s Classic range. Exhausts in this range are also available for the 996 and 997 generations of Porsche 911, and the Subaru Impreza. Steve Pound, Managing Director of Milltek Sport, said: ‘As a business made up of car enthusiasts, we’ve seen for ourselves the changes in taste and style over the last decade. While we believe customers will always have a desire for modification, we’re now seeing that they want the best of both. The most exciting cars from the ‘90s and early ’00s are also now extremely desirable – the latest Milltek Classic range has been designed to match them perfectly.’ Milltek Sport recently opened a new facility in Alcoa, Tennessee as part of a $10.5 million, five-year strategic expansion in the USA. Its UK site has also expanded with the opening of a £2.5m Advanced Manufacturing Facility and R&D Centre earlier this year.

  • Reborn Bizzarrini arrives

    News Reborn Bizzarrini arrives Tuesday, 5 April 2022 at 9:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie First Bizzarrini 5300 recreation on road The first example of the reborn Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa has been driven on the road. Built using factory blueprints and materials from suppliers to the original cars, the recreation has been built to replicate the first model as closely as possible. However, the new 5300 GT Corsa has safety improvements made possible with modern technology. This includes repositioning the fuel tanks from the sills to a void in the chassis used 3D scanning to find the correct space and clearance. Called the Revival series, 24 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsas will be built, all with two seats, roll bar, and safety fuel cell so the cars can compete in FIA Appendix K historic motorsport events. Simon Busby, Bizzarrini CMO said: ‘We have an ambitious long-term vision for the Bizzarrini brand, and the 5300GT Corsa Revival serves as either an introduction or a reminder of the storied heritage of Bizzarrini. We were thrilled with the car’s performance during endurance testing, delivering the same adrenaline-fueled driving experience as Giotto Bizzarrini’s original design. ‘Now, as we complete the process of building the cars for our customers throughout the world, we are refining the initial engineering and design proposals for our modern supercar. Utilising the very latest technologies, and built with the ethos, passion and values of our founding genius, this will truly be a Bizzarrini for a new generation.’

  • The Beast sells for £72,500

    News The Beast sells for £72,500 Friday, 17 March 2023 at 10:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Merlin V12-powered one-off finds new owner The Beast created by John Dodd has sold at auction through Car & Classic for £72,500. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 aero engine, the value of The Beast was very difficult to predict when it was first advertised for sale via Car & Classic. The car came up for sale when John Dodd died in December 2022. It was originally built by Paul Jameson in 1966 before Dodd acquired it and became synonymous with the ‘worlds’ most powerful car’ as it was described in the 1977 Guinness Book of World Records. Tom Wood, CEO of Car & Classic, said: ‘This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity and I hope the lucky new buyer continues to use and enjoy the car the way John did.’

  • Land Rover Defender thefts soar

    News Land Rover Defender thefts soar Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 15:45:00 UTC By Al Suttie Defender thefts increase by 34% in 12 months Thefts of Land Rover Defenders have increased by 34% between 2021 and 2022. Figures from NFU Mutual show thieves are targeting these Land Rovers as they are easy to steal and there is a ready market for used parts. Rebecca Davidson, Rural Affairs Specialist at NFU Mutual, said: ‘With older models retaining their vintage value and newer used cars soaring in price, thieves are scouring the countryside for Land Rovers, as well as dismantling them for parts. ‘We know that when prices go up, thieves are quick to cash in and the decrease in rural theft that we saw over lockdown is well and truly over.’ DC Chris Piggott, of the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, said: ‘We are particularly concerned that the older Land Rover Defender models, the workhorses which are so important to many people’s everyday activity, are at risk because of a lack of modern security systems. ‘Owners should therefore fortify their vehicles as much as possible, using a combination of measures such as immobilisers, tracking devices and pedal and steering wheel locks. ‘It’s also common to see vehicles stripped for parts in situ, but good site security and simple, cost effective measures can make life difficult enough for thieves for them to abandon their attempts.’

  • FBHVC partners with Genus

    News FBHVC partners with Genus Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie FBHVC transforms historic vehicle archives The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has joined with digitalisation company Genus to preserve and future-proof vehicle archives. This work with support those clubs, museums and heritage organisations that are members of the FBHVC. Andy Bye, Archives Director for the FBHVC, said: ‘Digitisation can take many forms and is a complex subject. Therefore, the last thing any club wants to do is commit time, money, and resource into doing the wrong thing only to find they need to redo it in years to come. We have formed a commercial partnership with Genus, allowing clubs to have an immediate dialogue with digitisation experts who can advise and guide them on the best next steps for their club thereby avoiding expensive mistakes.’ Genus are already well established in the historic vehicle community, having worked on digitisation projects for British Racing Motors, the Rootes Archive Centre Trust, Riley Register, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. Clients such as these and hundreds more from the wider heritage sector, have enabled Genus to develop a robust methodology. This is supported by ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO9001 Quality Management System certifications, which allows Genus to focus on the conservation of material through to the final digital output. Paul Negus, Managing Director at Genus, said: ‘We can either digitise content at our Nuneaton studios, or we can sell or rent the necessary equipment to conduct the digitisation at your own premises. For either option, you would have our consultation, help and advice free-of-charge as a Federation member.’

  • Classic fans donate ambulances

    News Classic fans donate ambulances Thursday, 17 March 2022 at 10:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie Two ambulances for Ukraine from UK classic fans Classic car fans Richard and Gosia Myers are preparing two emergency vehicles to help with the life-saving mission in Ukraine. A first-generation Land Freelander is being readied as a First Reponse car with assistance from local businesses around the Myers’ New Forest base. Richard said: ‘Having team members with direct family ties to Eastern Europe, we couldn't stand by and do nothing,” said Richard. “We decided to donate two vehicles to the Ukrainian Medical Services. The first (Land Rover Freelander) has just undergone a conversion to a First Response car and will be kitted out with medical supplies, spinal boards & trauma kits. The second (Fiat Ducato) is ready to be converted into a frontline Ambulance. ‘Once the second one is completed, we will drive them straight to the Poland-Ukraine border and hand them to a representative from the Ukrainian Medical Services.’ The Ambulances4Ukraine team are working with the full support and guidance of the Ukraine Embassy in London, as well as receiving huge support from Thurston, Condor Ferries, Guernsey Transport Solutions and A-Cute Medical. They are still in urgent need of emergency roof bars and beacons for the vehicles, along with sterile medical equipment. Kyiv resident and friend of Richard and Gosia, Inna Dashchenko, said: ‘Our medical defenders are waiting for these vehicles to evacuate wounded people from Bucha, Irpen and other hot points. To carry wounded soldiers from the battle fields to hospitals... the vehicles will do so many good things.’

  • Ex-Norton owner in court

    News Ex-Norton owner in court Friday, 4 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Former Norton owner due to appear at court Stuart Garner, the former owner of Norton Motorcycles, is due to appear at Derby Magistrates Court on 7 February. Mr Garner is charged with illegally investing money into the business from three pension schemes for which he was the sole trustee. Garner, of Castle Donington, is accused of breaching Employer Related Investment (ERI) rules by investing more than 5% of assets from each scheme into his business, Norton Motorcycle Holdings Ltd. The alleged offences are in relation to three defined contribution schemes: Dominator 2012, Commando 2012 and Donington MC which had a total of 227 scheme members. The investments, which were made in return for preference shares, were made between 2012 and 2013. As set out in Regulation 12(2) of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005, subject to certain exceptions, it is a criminal offence to invest more than 5% of the current market value of scheme resources in ERIs. Mr Garner is being prosecuted with three separate alleged ERI offences under section 40(5) of the Pensions Act 1995 – one in relation to each scheme.

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